Building Real Estate's Intellectual Capital

The mission of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School is to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge of real estate as it relates to the ever-changing global market for real estate finance and investment.

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Reaching Far Beyond the Classroom

Our faculty, doctoral students, and researchers study important real estate topics that reach far beyond the classroom, to elected officials, policy makers, investors, and leading practitioners.

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In-Depth Insight Into Real Estate

We offer programming designed to bring students, faculty, alumni, and distinguished professionals together to share information, strengthen networks, and expand industry expertise.

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Bringing Academics and Industry Together

Situated in New York City, a vibrant center of real estate development and capital markets, the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate brings highly respected academics together with industry leaders to produce a premiere real estate program that is both comprehensive and rooted in practice.

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Creating Leaders in the Real Estate Industry

Columbia Business School alumni have access to a wide array of services, networking opportunities, and events, as well as opportunities to stay connected with the School.

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Watch the winning presentation from the Real Estate Project Class Final Presentations Competition, December 10, 2014.

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The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate is supported by the generous endowment of the Paul Milstein family with additional research support from Howard Milstein.


2014 Real Estate Alumni Reception

Held Thursday, May 8
Honored Hugh R. Frater ’85 as the distinguished Real Estate Partner.

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Hundreds of alumni reconnected with former classmates and met new friends at the Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception on May 8, the largest real estate alumni activity at the School.  

Thanks to all who attended. For those who were unable to join in the festivities, we hope you enjoy seeing your classmates and friends virtually in the slideshow.

For more on the 2014 Annual Reception, read our 2014 report.

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